Paradise of the Blind - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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In this short final chapter, Hang visits Aunt Tam's grave. She dearly missed this landscape while she was in Russia but now sees it as oppressive. When Hang returns to the house, Madame Dua tells her someone is waiting to see her. A man wants to buy Aunt Tam's gold. Confused and tired, Hang gives in and sells it to him. As she watches him leave, he reminds her of the greenness of the night, which in turn makes her think of the stagnant ponds of her childhood. She stares up into the night and feels the passing of time with a sudden sharpness. She decides she is going to sell the house as living in the past, and with "the crimes of the past" is a dark, unhappy legacy. She imagines a different world, a university setting, and a place big enough that airplanes...

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